Please join us for a fun and exciting evening of networking and education.


Tampa Music Community Comes Together! The World's Largest Music Organization Just Plain Folks and the World's Leading Independent A&R Company TAXI will be hosting a free networking and educational seminar for any Tampa Bay area songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals. The event will bring together many of the local and regional organizations and will feature a discussion by JPFolks CEO & Founder Brian Austin Whitney and an educational seminar by TAXI CEO & Founder Michael Laskow.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at the Tampa Airport Sheraton at 4400 Cypress St. The event will start at 7:00PM.

During Mr. Whitney's discussion, he'll introduce the local JPF Chapter, other Tampa Bay area organizations and professionals and share his insight on bringing the local community together and using networking tools to get more gigs, find more peers to work with and effectively expand your local notoriety.

During Mr. Laskow's Seminar, Find Out:

-What NOT To Say When An A&R Person Calls You.
-What Makes An Artist Or Band Instantly Signable.
-How Good Your Tapes Really Have To Be.-How To Write The Perfect Bio.
-How To Dramatically Improve Your Songwriting Overnight.
-How To Record Better Demos For Less Money.
-How To Make Big $$$ Getting Your Songs In Movies And TV Shows.

Mr. Whitney founded JPF with 60 Members in September 1998 and the group has since grown to over 25,000 members worldwide. JPF also hosts the largest music awards program, their own member channel on Radio Free Virgin, over 80 local Chapters (including 5 in Florida) and hosts Roadtrip workshops, networking events and showcases that have featured over 7000 artists across North America.

Mr. Laskow has worked with Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cheap Trick and many more. His company is the only firm in the world to break through "The Wall" surrounding the music industry. TAXI works with companies like A&M, Atlantic, Arista, Capitol, Columbia, Geffen, Interscope, MCA, Sony, Warner Bros. and over 500 more, including Major Publishing Companies, European Labels and Film and TV Music Supervisors.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!!Bring Your Friends!! We're All In This Together! Just Plain Folks.
Contact: Al Alvarez - TampaBay Chapter of Just Plain Folks elvis@tampabay.rr.com






[This message has been edited by Al The Pal (edited 01-17-2004).]